Meaning of overturn

o•ver•turn

Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-tûrn'n.ō'vur-tûrn"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to destroy the power of; overthrow; defeat; vanquish.
  2. to turn over on its side, face, or back; upset: to overturn a vase.
—v.i.
  1. to turn on its side, face, or back; capsize: The boat overturned during the storm.
—n.
  1. the act of overturning.
  2. the state of being overturned.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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